Military Embedded Systems

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Articles 61 - 80
Comms

Mission critical on the inside, too - Product

October 25, 2010
When we think mission critical often the first things to come to mind are physical ruggedness.
Radar/EW

Activate the clock frequency - but how? - Product

October 25, 2010
Designing a system is difficult, and finding the optimum clock frequency remains a matter of trial and error. Solving this likely served as impetus for Pentek, Inc. when it developed its Model 7191 Multifrequency Programmable Clock Synthesizer.
Comms

FPGA offers a triad of wares, all rolled onto a single chip - Product

October 25, 2010
How much better would it be to combine a triad of components onto a single chip and save integration time and tool cost?
Cyber

Interceptor bridles the email monster - Product

October 25, 2010
Hackers beware. There's a new email security compliance enforcer in town and it's coming to a U.S. government agency or enterprise near you: Espion International, Inc.'s Interceptor security-hardened email compliance enforcer.
Cyber

Neighborhood watch: CPU vendors lock in security - Story

October 06, 2010
Built-in security features from Freescale and Intel increase system security
Unmanned

Bringing more good things to life: Industry consolidation, ISR, and GPGPUs - Interview with Rob McKeel, General Manager of GE Intelligent Platforms' Military and Aerospace Embedded Computing business - Story

September 14, 2010
Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms comprises SBS, Radstone, ICS, Ramix, VMIC ? and, of course, a healthy dose of General Electric DNA. So when VP Rob McKeel shares his thoughts on the market, technology, and the competition - it's time to listen up.
Radar/EW

Survey says: VPX is the new VME - Story

August 20, 2010
A three-month VITA survey says VPX is going to do well, though VME isn?t going away anytime soon. [Editor's note: For further study, check out VMEnow (www.vmenow.com) and our VPX microsite (http://channels.opensystemsmedia.com/VPX)].
Radar/EW

Scalable, rack-mount MicroTCA box - Product

July 26, 2010
One European vendor recently revealed that their robust 1,500 unit MicroTCA backlog demonstrates the market's keen interest in using Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) COTS boards, but in a smaller and complete rack-mount chassis.
Unmanned

iPhone-sized SBC defines portable power - Product

July 26, 2010
Weighing a mere 1/3 pound and sized similarly to an iPhone, the Atom XPC40x by General Micro Systems is the company's latest rugged mil/aero all-in-one SBC.
Comms

In the fast lane: PICMG style - Product

July 26, 2010
When WIN Enterprises incarnated its MB-80100 SHB, it undoubtedly had high performance on its mind. Evidentiary support includes the SHBs PICMG 1.3 style design, facilitating twin Intel Westmere and Nehalem multicore processors.
Comms

OFDM FPGA core - Product

July 26, 2010
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is the core of most broadband wireless waveforms, including Wi-Fi, cellular, and other spread-spectrum implementations.
Radar/EW

Mini, wide DC-DC converters - Product

July 26, 2010
It sounds like a line from a country western song, but the 28V Wide Input Mini Family of DC-DC Converters; high-efficiency DC-DC converters from Vicor are both mini and wide.
Comms

3U OpenVPX GbE switch - Product

July 26, 2010
The verdict's in, folks: Ethernet is the winner. So it's no wonder that more defense systems than ever use Ethernet as the high-speed conduit on- and off-board. Kontron's Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 performs enterprise-class switching functionality on 28 ports.
Comms

GUI for every device - Product

July 26, 2010
Graphical user interfaces have become expected on most devices these days, and we've all had the displeasure of trying to interpret complicated commands using a few buttons and a measly three LEDs.
Comms

Riding the rails with this DC/DC converter - Product

July 26, 2010
Defense integrators utilize COTS products from whichever industry meets their needs, including automotive and railway transportation.
Comms

Can bio-science grow in military applications? - Story

June 21, 2010
Some ideas for civilian COTS instruments with DoD applicability.
Comms

Bumps in the night are no problem for TabletPC - Product

June 01, 2010
Protecting data from things that go bump in the night - or during the day - is the recently upgraded E100 fully rugged TabletPC from Getac Inc.
Radar/EW

ISR subsystem makes things a lot easier - Product

June 01, 2010
Wouldn't life be easier if engineers could just put an entire already-made subsystem into their design and move on, exponentially speeding development time and ease?
Radar/EW

Hardcore liquid-submersed workstation goes and goes ... - Product

June 01, 2010
When those internal components temperatures go up, system performance goes down. Such is the natural order of the embedded electronics world. H
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